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Nuts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Larry Ratliff on Friday. 7 Replies

I'm going nuts, the answer to how high to set the nut varies from the thickness of a playing card, the thickness of a dime to the height of the first fret plus .030. This is my first build and I want…Continue

 

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Larry Ratliff replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Nuts
"Thanks everyone for all the information, I'll refer back to it when I string it up and start my string fine tuning adjustments."
Friday
Taffy Evans replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Nuts
"Hi Larry, here's another tip to help from going too far with the slot or judging the nut height, cos going to far on a bone nut can work out expensive. Get a pencil long enough to lay along the first 2-3 frets, then shave and sand it in half…"
Friday
JL replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Nuts
"don't overthink it. if the slot is too deep the string buzzes on the first fret, if the slot is not deep enough your fingers will ache trying to press the string down to the first and second frets. press the string down between the second and…"
Thursday
Taffy Evans replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Nuts
"Hi, a safe way to get the slot depth, ball park first time, is to stack the required number of feeler gauges on the fingerboard , to match the fret height, then put on top of that stack the feeler gauges needed to get the required distance from the…"
Wednesday
Larry Ratliff replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Nuts
"I want to play both frets and slide. I'm going to be using Southbound Blues Blaster strings from CBGITTY an open low G (G,D,G)#1 - .044" Nickel Wound, #2 - .034" Nickel Wound and #3 - .026" Nickel Wound strings. I've just…"
Aug 8
Taffy Evans replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Nuts
"When setting the string  height over the first fret there are a couple of things I would suggest to keep in mind, even for a beginner. Are you playing fretted notes only, or using a slide. Do the strings have a low tension favored by players…"
Aug 8
ChickenboneJohn replied to Larry Ratliff's discussion Nuts
"Don't sweat it, as long as the strings clear the first fret it will be OK. Once you've got that done you can tinker with it until it's as you like it. Making a simple guitar is a practical task for a practical person, so I'm sure…"
Aug 8
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Nuts

I'm going nuts, the answer to how high to set the nut varies from the thickness of a playing card, the thickness of a dime to the height of the first fret plus .030. This is my first build and I want it right and to sound awesome. I'm using a blank bone nut, a quaternsawn oak fretted neck from CBGITTY. Also I'm putting in a "Deltabucker pickups with an adjustable bridge. Any help, thoughts or constructive criticism are welcome. Thanks
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